High-Performance, Affordable Net-Zero Housing Latest Fine Homebuilding House Tour Demonstrates Budget-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Houses With Exceptional Quality

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Come get a first look at this state-of-the-art, production-built home, situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability, comfort and universal design principles.

“This home emphasizes the ‘house-as-a-whole-system’ building approach as a powerful tool for educating anyone who aspires to create a home that is beautiful, purposeful, and enjoyable to live in, while also achieving exceptional energy efficiency.” –Rob Yagid, Fine Homebuilding

Come get a first look at this state-of-the-art, production-built home, situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability, comfort and universal design principles.

WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:30pm

WHAT: Join NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) and Fine Homebuilding for the first event of the 2018 Building Energy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.

Hosted by Fine Homebuilding magazine and Prudent Living Homes, this tour will feature the latest project from the magazine’s Fine Homebuilding House program. Houses in this program are single-family residences specifically designed to serve as teaching tools for builders and designers, making them ideal sites for Pro Tours. Attendees will have a chance to explore the home and ask questions of the team behind the project throughout the event. Media in attendance can participate, take photos and ask questions.

WHERE: Wilder, VT (For specific location details, contact Florence MacGregor, 413.884.5025.)

WHY: The home’s design was purposely intended to illustrate how quickly and easily a high-performance home can be built, while meeting stringent air-sealing and performance standards and a strict budget. To remain competitive in their market, the houses in this area need to sell at approximately $140 per sq. ft., even considering the lower heating and cooling costs of a net-zero house, so it is critical to drive construction costs as low as possible while maintaining performance. Members of the project team will explain the strategies they used to balance their energy and budget goals as they lead event attendees through the building, explaining design decisions, building practices, and material and equipment choices.

To register, visit http://nesea.org/03-30-18-FHB


12:30PM    Doors open, registration, networking and coffee
1:00 PM    Welcome by NESEA and Fine Homebuilding
1:10 PM    Overview of the project by builder, Tim Biebel
2:00 PM    Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations
3:45 PM    Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point
4:00 PM    Reception with light refreshments
4:15 PM    Q&A Panel with members of project team
5:00 PM    Event Concludes

More about The Fine Homebuilding House: Fine Homebuilding has created a demonstration home series, where each home is energy-smart, healthy and durable. The series is the industry's most powerful program for educating designers and builders who aspire to create high-performance houses that are exceptional in their quality, comfort and style.

To learn more about Fine Homebuilding House program, visit http://www.finehomebuilding.com/prohome.

To learn more about NESEA, visit http://nesea.org/

About Fine Homebuilding

Fine Homebuilding is the most trusted and authoritative resource for the residential construction and remodeling community. We uniquely source our content from the job sites and design offices of the most qualified and talented builders and designers in the industry to empower a global workforce with the ability to create the most advanced homes possible. Driven by the ethos that exceptional homes are possible and that craftsmanship is an honorable and worthy pursuit, Fine Homebuilding has become the brand for skilled practitioners, deeply knowledgeable enthusiasts, industry influencers, and forward-thinking companies who are collectively committed to shaping the way we build.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours is a program of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). NESEA helps high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy professionals improve their practices by learning from and networking with each other. NESEA is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate, and learn.

To find out more or to speak to a company representative, contact Tami McCarthy via email at Tami@tmgpr.com or via phone at 212.750.5755.

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